Monday, March 26, 2018

INCO Weekly Newsletter 3/26

Town Hall with US Representative Suzanne Bonamici 
Thursday, March 29 at 6 pm
Astoria High School, 1001 West Marine Drive

We'll bring Agree/Disagree signs - You bring your questions.


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Town Hall with State Representative Debby Boone
and State Senator Betsy Johnson

Saturday, March 31
10 am - Garibaldi City Hall, 107 6th Street
2 pm - Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway
 ACTION PRIORITIES
 www.indivisible.org     Join INCO's closed Facebook group for more actions, information, and discussion.  Sign up for the weekly Americans of Conscience Action Checklist. Contact elected officials here.

Suggested priorities for your Members of Congress:
  • Protect Robert Mueller and the investigation into Trump-Russia connections and Russia's interference with US elections
  • Prevent Congress from deregulating Wall Street
  • Keep Haspel and Pompeo out of Trump’s Cabinet
  • Stop the NRA’s top priorities
  • Protect net neutrality
The House and Senate will be off from March 24 - April 9. Contact your Members of Congress (MoC) at town halls and through their offices.
 INCO is not endorsing or fielding candidates
in the May 15th primary election.
FACES OF DEMOCRACY
Thanks to local high school students for inspiring Saturday's Rally For Our Lives in downtown Astoria. About 400 people braved icy rain to stand up for safe communities and smart gun laws. Keep reading for more photos.

What to do next? INCO suggests:
•     Donate $17 dollars to a non-profit that supports gun control such as
§  Everytown For Gun Safety at www.everytown.org
§   Hook Promise at www.sandyhookpromise.org
§  Moms Demand Action at www.momsdemandaction.org
§  Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence at www.bradycampaign.org
 
•      Buy 17 students a lunch via the Feed the Children Fund, organized in honor of Philandro Castille, a police shooting victim; 
 
•      Join Ceasefire OregonTheir mission:  ”Ceasefire Oregon works to prevent gun violence by advocating reasonable, effective gun laws. We educate the public and legislators about gun violence, lobby on behalf of bills that will help make our communities safer, and work to prevent the passage of bills that would make it easier for dangerous people to obtain and carry firearms.”
Tuesday, April 3 at 7 pm
Astoria High School, 1001 West Marine Drive 

 Bring your questions.  Co-sponsored by AAUW-Astoria and The Daily Astorian
Update and register at INCO's voter registration table. 
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.
All Indivisibles are welcome at all these events and meetings.
 
THIS WEEK
Thursday, March 29 - US Representative Suzanne Bonamici Town Hall, 6 pm, Astoria High School, 1001 West Marine Drive

Saturday, March 31 - Town Hall with State Representative Debby Boone
and State Senator Betsy Johnson, 
10 am - Garibaldi City Hall, 107 6th Street2 pm - Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway


Every Wednesday - INCO Happy Hour, 4-6 pm, Buoy Beer, probably in the Tap Room, foot of 8th on the Riverwalk, Astoria. Food and non-alcoholic drinks available; no host, no agenda, no meeting. 

Most Fridays - INCO Southwest Washington postcard party; email gwenbrake@gmail.comfor date, time and place.


UPCOMING
Tuesday, April 3 - AAUW Candidates Forum,  7 pm, Astoria High School, 1001 West Marine Drive. Q&A with candidates for  Oregon State Senator, Oregon State Representative, and 3 Clatsop County Commissioner positions. INCO will have a voter registration table there.

Saturday, April 7 - Warrenton Community Group meeting, 11 am, Dooger's in Warrenton, Highway 101. No purchase required.

Tuesday, April 10 - JOINT Astoria Community Group and Oppose Bigotry Team Meeting, 6 pm, WineKraft, 80 10th Street, on the Riverwalk, Astoria. No purchase required.

Tuesday, April 10 - Seaside-Gearhart Community Group Meeting, 6:30-8 pm. Please email Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com for the address.

Wednesday, April 11 - INCO Book Club6:30 pm, at private home in Astoria. Contact cebeady@outlook.com for location and to RSVP.  Our choice for April is The Common Good by Robert B. Reich, recently published by Knopf.  The advertisement states "On why we must restrore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politics."  The book has a recommended reading list and discussion guide to foster further conversation.  It has received excellent reviews.

Saturday, April 14 - Rally for Science11:30 - 1 pm, 8th and Commercial, outside the Astoria Post Office

Wednesday, April 18 - Vote the Future team meeting6:30 pm, Seaside Library Conference Room.

Friday, April 20 - Astoria Call to Life: An Earth Day Ingathering, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria OR 97103; a family- friendly event hosted by the college; INCO will have a table at this event.

Saturday, April 21 - 2018 Cannon Beach’s Earth Day Street Fair11am-2pm, in the US Bank parking lot. The Cannon Beach/Manzanite Community Group will distribute “Save our Beaches” information.

Sunday, April 22 - "Save Our Beaches" Earth Day, 2 pm, at the Broadway Turnaround, Seaside. We'll distribute "Save Our Beaches" info cards. Everyone is welcome. Bring your favorite Earth Day, climate change, and 'save our beaches' signs.
MORE FACES OF DEMOCRACY 
Rally For Our Lives - Saturday, March 24, 2018, downtown Astoria.
FOUND: a pair of child/youth prescription glasses, blue frame; Warby Parker brand. Contact incoregon@gmail.com.
INSIGHTS
Progressives are not stupid and evil. Conservatives are not racists and misogynists. Our fellow Americans who disagree with us are not our enemies. They are our fellow Americans who differ with us. And we should not put up with politicians, on the left or right, who can’t seem to understand this."
- Marc Thiessen
USE YOUR VOICE
You can inform and inspire others with a letter to the editor (LTE) to the Daily Astorian. Letters are among the most popular features in the paper. Even a paragraph or two makes an impact. Rules and directions for submitting your letter are here. Tips for letter-writing are here.  Check out this video about maximizing the impact of your words.

Suggested topics for this week:  

Protecting the Mueller investigation, supporting students and most Americans who demand responsible gun laws, protesting Trump's increasingly erratic and authoritarian actions
We're Ready! 
INCO has planned a “Rally for the Rule of Law,” to be held in the event Trump fires Rosenstein or Mueller or takes a similar action that threatens the rule of law as it relates to the investigation. We'll post info on our INCO Facebook page and email an Action Alert. You can also sign up (RSVP) for a notification here.  
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Get involved with an INCO Community Group in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside-Gearhart, Warrenton, Astoria-East County, or the Washington Peninsula. All INCO Indivisibles are invited to get active with INCO's Events Team, Oppose Bigotry Team, Vote the Future Team, and Book Club. Contact incoregon@gmail.com for more information.
 
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at incoregon@gmail.com
Share this newsletter and our website with other resisters. They can join INCO here and ask to join our closed Facebook group.
INCO is supported entirely by donations. Please donate here.

Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs
INCO Weekly Newsletter   March 26, 2018
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